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Labor Unions

Seventh-day Adventists were among the earliest religious objectors to labor union membership. These objections are founded on various principles, including, on principles of liberty of conscience. The labor union requires its members to surrender their autonomy to the decision of the majority. Fundamentally, labor unions use coercive leverage to pursue their goals. The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches that the use of such coercion is not suitable for Christians who seek to represent Christ in all they do.

The Adventist objection to labor union membership does not mean that the church is hostile to the work of labor unions. Labor unions serve an important function of negotiating better working conditions, pay and benefits for workers.

The Church State Council can assist those who seek to opt out of membership in labor unions.

Our sample letters usually do the trick.

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